The Forward Prizes are this year allowing submission of single poems from online magazines, something that’s always been excluded. They are obviously testing the water cautiously – they only allowed the first 20 submissions. I’m delighted that, through some frantic communication with poets, Antiphon’s submission has been accepted. OK, we had to rush, rather than choose in a measured way like the print mags, but it’s a start! I’m confident that the quality of submissions from online magazines will easily rival that of the print mags. It will be very interesting to see if any are shortlisted.
Click on the link above to download or read issue 17, and enjoy some further readings.
Close To Death by Ann E Michael
On the Day of the Dead by Kenneth Salzmann
Herring Loss by Lisa Kelly
Fire-Eater by Myra Pearson
Nothing to Say by Kevin Casey
Orange by Jane Frank
The Green Apartment by Pam Thompson
Anniversary Song by Sylvia Byrne Pollack